After years of research, an animal scientist looking for ways to keep inflammation down in cattle came up with a novel approach: feed them flax. The flax in their food helps keep animals healthy and has an added benefit for those who later eat their meat: omega-3 enriched beef.
British food writer and passionate backyard gardener Nigel Slater is back, this time on the joys of homegrown fruit and nuts, with the newly issued American edition of Ripe: A Cook in the Orchard. Recipe for Crisp pork belly, sweet peach salsa included.
Victory Burger, the new venture from Actual Cafe’s Sal Bednarz, hopes to opens its later this year with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that’s currently underway.
Restaurants reviewed: All Spice (San Mateo), Sorella di Zza’s (Oakland), Hillstone (San Francisco)
Pulling from Julia and Paul’s letters as well as Julia’s biographies, Minette’s Feast tells the story of how Minette came to live and eat with the Childs in Paris.
Local beermaker Jim Woods and his partner Matt Coelho are now serving MateVeza on tap at an Argentine-style beer cafe on the corner of 18th and Church.
Restaurants reviewed: Chef Chu’s (Los Altos), Lanesplitter (Oakland), chiaroscuro (San Francisco)
Comal, the new Mexican restaurant that opened last Friday in downtown Berkeley, was packed on the second night of its debut.
Check, Please! Bay Area reviews these restaurants: Back A Yard Caribbean American Grill (Menlo Park), Green Chile Kitchen (San Francisco), Bay Wolf Restaurant (Oakland).
St. Helena’s former Martini House welcomes back its opening Chef de Cuisine in its new incarnation as cozy, upscale gastropub Goose & Gander.
The premier episode of season seven features these restaurants: Gamine (San Francisco), Bellanico Restaurant and Wine Bar (Oakland) and Davey Jones Deli (Sausalito).
America Revealed’s Food Machine and Food Forward Premieres: A Tale of Two Totally Different PBS Programs
Sarah Henry discusses the good, the bad, and the ugly regarding two new food programs from PBS airing on KQED soon: America Revealed‘s first episode “Food Machine” on April 11 and Food Forward‘s pilot on April 9.
Chloe Coscarelli has taken the culinary world by storm since her victory on Cupcake Wars with her vegan confections. On March 6 Chloe’s first cookbook, Chloe’s Kitchen, launches with recipes ranging from sweet to savory, simple to complex, and, of course, featuring her award-winning baked goods.
Chef Ravi Kapur, formerly of Boulevard and Prospect, has set aside his fine dining ways in favor of cooking the soul food he loves for his friends. He tests those waters at a new pop-up restaurant, Liholiho Yacht Club. Bay Area Bites attended the second in the series of four dinners: here’s what we ate.
Cowgirl Creamery, a forerunner of the artisanal foods movement in the Bay Area, has been producing organic cheese in West Marin for 15 years. Here is a recap of a tasting tour, some history of the creamery and information about many of the Cowgirl cheeses.